Emery Bopp (1924 - 2007)

Born in Corry, Pennsylvania, Emery Bopp was chairman of the Bob Jones University art department in Greenville, S.C., for over 40 years. He studied at Pratt Institute and received his B.F.A. in 1951 from Yale University, having studued with Albers, deKooning and Eisenman. In 1967 he received his M.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology.

"My work is an expression of my thoughts about visual reality and the underlying abstract design in its physical structure. Whether I am painting on a constructed relief, or producing a sculpture in space, art is a means of fashioning forms from dreams and imaginations, of learning more of the infinite beauty with which God has surrounded us in His creation. In my work, visual reality may be reflected, symbolized, or synthesized in a metaphysical abstraction. I strive to convey meaning in a beautiful way." Emery Bopp